Synonyms of in the first place


1. in the first place, earlier, in the beginning, to begin with, originally

usage: before now; "why didn't you tell me in the first place?"

2. primarily, in the first place

usage: of primary import; "this is primarily a question of economics"; "it was in the first place a local matter"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.